Published on : Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Royal Caribbean International has decided to begin sailing from Israel for the first time this summer, with the arrival of brand-new ship, Odyssey of the Seas. The vessel will offer three- and seven-night trips to the Greek Isles and Cyprus in May. The itineraries, roundtrip from Haifa, will include visits to idyllic isles and destinations in the Mediterranean, including Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece and Limassol, Cyprus.
Residents of Israel will be the first guests to cruise on Odyssey during its inaugural season. The innovative ship is designed to make for a memorable holiday for every kind of traveller, with a variety of new and signature experiences from bow to stern. In conjunction with the health and tourism authorities of Israel, Royal Caribbean will be the first to offer fully vaccinated sailings, where both crew and guests above the age of 16 will be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Michael Bayley, President and Chief Executive, Royal Caribbean International said in a statement that the cruise line is thrilled to debut Royal Caribbean cruises from Israel with its newest and most innovative ship, Odyssey of the Seas. He mentioned that Israeli travellers will be looking to get away, relax with total peace of mind, and enjoy the travel experiences they are missing dearly.
He added that sailing from Israel is an opportunity the company have had its sights on for quite some time and appreciated the government of Israel for their collaboration and confidence to deliver memorable cruise experiences to their residents, and said that the cruise line is looking forward to delivering on that promise aboard the newest ship.